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Sexual Assault

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  • Cosby's accusers face doubts, questions

    ATLANTA For weeks the question has been asked across social media, on news talk shows and in casual conversations among friends: Why did it take many of Bill Cosby's accusers decades to come forward with allegations of sexual assault against him? If...
  • Cruise ship worker's attack left passenger with devastating injuries

    Cruise ship worker's attack left passenger with devastating injuries
    A cruise ship worker who sexually assaulted and tried to kill a sleeping passenger after hiding in her stateroom may face a tougher punishment because his crimes were so extreme and had a devastating effect on the victim. The Valentine's Day attack,...
  • Stamford Police Warn Of Rise In Alcohol-Related Incidents

    Stamford Police Warn Of Rise In Alcohol-Related Incidents
    STAMFORD — A recent rise in the number of incidents involving highly intoxicated young adults, including the sexual assault of a young woman, has police concerned, spokesman Lt. Diedrich Hohn said Friday. In the last couple of months, police...
  • Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction

    Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction
    Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has lost his latest bid to dismiss a 1977 sexual assault conviction that spurred him to flee to Europe to avoid sentencing. Last week, Polanski's legal team — which included prominent civil liberties...
  • Court won't dismiss Roman Polanski sex case; 'He has to surrender himself'

    Court won't dismiss Roman Polanski sex case; 'He has to surrender himself'
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has rejected an effort by well-known director Roman Polanski to have all sexual assault charges against him dismissed in a three-decade-old case that spurred him to flee to Europe to avoid sentencing. Last week,...
  • Hartford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl

    Hartford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl
    HARTFORD — A man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was ordered held on $99,000 cash bail at his arraignment Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court. Clyde Shelton, who turns 33 today, faces four counts of first-degree...
  • Authorities want innocence certificate vacated in case of man cleared by DNA

    Authorities want innocence certificate vacated in case of man cleared by DNA
    In the years since DNA pointed toward Bennie Starks' innocence in the rape and beating of a woman in Waukegan, Lake County authorities have worked persistently but unsuccessfully to continue holding him accountable for the attack. Starks had been in...
  • Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help

     Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help
    Amid the more than 3,000 clemency petitions sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a plea from Wilder "Ken" Berry, a 45-year-old single father who spent eight years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit. He has been publicly cleared of the...
  • U.S. Marshals arrest man in East Stroudsburg on sex assault charges

    U.S. Marshals arrested a man in East Stroudsburg who was wanted by Seattle police on sexual assault charges. Jeffrey Schotter, 51, was charged by the Seattle Police Department with sexual assault/indecent liberties on Dec. 9, according to a news...
  • Jameis Winston's accuser says she coped with death threats but had to pursue conduct hearing

    Jameis Winston's accuser says she coped with death threats but had to pursue conduct hearing
    Jameis Winston’s accuser endured death threats, but  she  said during  an FSU hearing she pursued conduct charges to discourage other women from trusting him, according to a transcript obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Retired Florida Supreme...
  • Jameis Winston cleared of wrongdoing after FSU sexual assault conduct hearing

    Jameis Winston has been cleared of violating FSU’s  code of conduct, with a retired Florida Supreme Court judge ruling there wasn't enough evidence to support the sexual assault claim against the star quarterback. “This was a complex case,...